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? >> president obama has made his final pitch to voters and now he's waiting. he held rallies in ohio, wisconsin and iowa yesterday. the iowa event was at the same location as his first campaign rally as a presidential candidate five years ago. the president and first lady michelle obama are in chicago where they'll spend election day and watch the results roll in. >>> mitt romney was working until the very last minute in hopes of winning the election. he this morning and off to cleveland and pittsburgh, the rallies with supporters there, hoping that they head to the polls and cast a ballot for him. pennsylvania has long been a democratic stronghold. >>> well, outside groups, including super pacs, nonprofit advocacy groups have spent nearly $53 until just on virginia senate race alone which is the top in the nation. >> we get to kristin fisher who's at washington elementary school in alexandria where george allen is voting voting this morning. good morning, kristin. what can you tell us? has the candidate arrived? >> apparently we're having -- >> there she is. good morning, kristin. >>reporter:
spending his day in a battleground state. >> and president obama is back on the trail after dealing with super storm sandy. danielle noddingham reports from the white house. air force one drops president obama at his first stop, green bay. >> hello, wisconsin. >> reporter: after three days off the campaign trail, the president wasted no time confronting mitt romney's twists on bringing change to washington. >> he's saying that is the big change. well let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. what the governor is offering, sure ain't change. >> reporter: he easily won wisconsin. this year the race is much tighter. it is now an all-out sprint to election day. they concentrated on virginia on thursday. toning down the speeches after sandy hit. but he was on the attack again at a rally in the suburbs. this is an election where, you know, i think that we're not going to just shape the country for four years, but for a generation. >> reporter: romney returned to another criticism of the president at a window and door factory. >> they are making products for america. and
back in the final push. >>> out on the campaign trail, president barack obama out on the stumps today after taking some time off dealing with super storm sandy. the president wasted no time in confronting mitt romney's twist on bringing change to washington. >> he's saying he's the candidate for change. let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering, sure ain't change. >> mitt romney is concentrating on virginia today as he was toning down his speech after sandy, but today, he was back on the attack. >> these are critical times, an election of consequence. an election where you're not going to shape the country for four years, but for a generation. >> and get this, according to clear politics, barack obama and mitt romney are in a dead heat tied at 47.7% of the votes nationwide. >>> a live look outside. topper shutt will be along in just a few minutes with a full look at your forecast. >>> right after the break, their fight against obesity. some new programs out there to help you shed those unwanted pounds. >>> the epic size of america's
, anita. >> hopefully they catch up with them soon. >>> president obama used his first public remarks since election night to address fears the u.s. could fall over the so- called fiscal cliff. economists say the country will be plunged into another recession if the president and congress cannot come up with a plan by january 1st. that's when the bush era tax cuts expire and drastic spending cuts kick in. the president is inviting congressional leaders from both parties to the white house next week to work on a deal. he says any deal must include asking wealthy americans to pay more taxes. the house speaker john boehner disagrees. >> the problem with raising tax rates on the wealthiest americans is that more than half of them are small business owners. >> on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. i'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> the president is asking the congress to sign off on an extension of the middle class tax cuts right now while both sides work to reach an agreement on the mo
. >>> thanks, later today president obama plans to make the first postelection comments about trying to avoid that fiscal cliff. >> the president and congress need to act before january 1st to prevent a combination of tax increases and automatic spending cuts from taking effect and this could be huge. ko im is live at capitol hill with details on what's happening later today. good morning ko. >> reporter: good morning mike and andrea. it's a huge issue that the president has to tackle at the start of his second term. it's a ticking time bomb that could go off january 1st when bush era tax cuts are set to expire. in d.c. 4500 federal workers could lose their jobs and those numbers don't include contractors and subcontractors. tro could lose $30 million for budget cuts. virginia is getting ready to respond to cuts across the board. the commonwealth has seen a sluggish economy and officials are worried that if a deal doesn't happen on the hill, we'll plunge the nation and virginia back into a recession. with federal cuts of 9% on the horizon, republican governor bob mcdonnell is not taking any c
on record as a result what do we get? more of the same balance of power, president obama stays in the white house, republicans in control of the house, democrats leading the senate. looking at the numbers -- the center for responsive politics says -- that is larger than the gross domestic product of 40 small countries including -- according to the international monetary fund a lot of people are taking a look at the numbers and figuring out what we could have bought in the united states for $6 billion. possibly a seawall. >> truthfully -- truthfully it's absurd. >> yeah. >> it really is. >> exactly. what do you have for us in the next half hour? >>> we are monitoring the fiscal cliff and we're going to be watching it very clearly with january 2 -- closely january 1st and this morning we're looking at what some lawmakers in the area are looking at doing. >>> a key health official loses his job over the fungal meningitis outbreak caused by at the same timed steroids. that story is coming up -- tainted steroids. >> plus, he tried to go into hiding but now the man behind the controversial film a
investors should expect a rally and a possible sell off if president obama holds on to his seat. romney is perceived as being more business and investment friendly. but the outcome of the congressional elections could play a much bigger role. blame the fiscal cliff, which could trigger tax hikes and spending cuts on january 1. >>> in the meantime, you have been donating a lot of your money to the red cross after sandy. the agency received nearly $35 million through early friday morning. the initial outpouring has been strong, and the red cross can still use your help is that and helping can't get much easier than this. just visit our facebook fan page. for everyone who likes wusa9, we will donate a dollar to the american red cross relief fund for sandy. all the money goes to the victims. >> very good. it is good. >> you'll be back in 30 minutes, what will you have for us? >> the national debt clock. a lot of people talk about it. >> thanks jess. >>> there is something covering even more ground than the presidential candidates today. >> the capital christmas tree will be on the road for
. the cia says not. so president obama did sign an order in 2009 outlawing those operations. >>> our health alert tonight, a new study suggests moms that get sick with a flu or any kind of illness that causes fever during pregnancy maybe at higher risk of having a child with autism. the news makes prenatal checkups all the more important. >> i do everything i cannot to get sick. >> reporter: this new mother knows it's important to stay healthy for herself and her unborn baby. a new study suggests that children born to a mother who gets very sick with flu or fever during pregnancy may have increased chance of being autistic. the danish study looked at nearly 97,000 children and found kids had twice the risk of being diagnosed with autism before age 3 if their mom got the flu. the risk increased three fold it the mother had a fever more than a week while pregnant. >> common sense would say it wouldn't be good for the baby to be exposed to high temperatures or to a virus that's in your bloodstream. >> reporter: but scientists say the overall risk is still very low and caution the results are
. and newly re-elected president obama campaigned on the pledge to raise taxes for those higher income earners. and the decisions congress makes will affect the economy, the u.s. credit rating and the national debt. anita? >> that's staggering. all right, thank you. speaker boehner favorites simplifying the tax codes by limiting the number ofexemption. it's one day after about 100,000 people took to the streets and protest. the demonstrators tried to stop the lawmakers from passing a new round of budget cuts. but they back up the measures to save them from bankruptcy. they fired the water canyons with the demonstrators. it was the biggest rally there in over a year. and stocks flipped again in this country. while it was not as dramatic as yesterday, investors, they are still concerned about the potential for gridlock. but they finished the day down 120 points to close at 12,811. >> all right, not too bad out there. a little sunshine, which is the big view as you would say. >> and things to come over the weekend, right? >> yes, it is. it looks warmer than what it was. up to 30 miles an hour tha
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